William Turton 18251900 became the most experienced and respected developer of urban transport in northern England Turton began a hay dealership at age 19, becoming a large scale corn, fodder, and coal merchant He invested in livery stables, cabs, and horse omnibuses He was a founding director of Leeds Tramways Company, and chairman for most of its existence to 1896 As a borough councilor for many years, he was close to decision making, and ran risks of insider dealing and conflicts of interest With Daniel Busby he pioneered tramways for most northern cities including Bradford, Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, Nottingham, and Newcastle He adopted steam engines alongside horses, the real heroes of the story His great great grandson reveals his fascinating life story....
|Title||:||Horse-Drawn Transport in Leeds: William Turton, Corn Merchant and Tramway Entrepreneur|
|Publisher||:||The History Press April 1, 2015|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
|File Size||:||971 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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